Safe re LibreOffice updates when running OpenOffice?

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Safe re LibreOffice updates when running OpenOffice?

Postby John Catt » Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:23 pm

My wife likes stable systems and so chose to remain with OpenOffice rather than take the standard option with Ubuntu and move to LibreOffice. I removed LibreOffice before installing OpenOffice in Ubuntu 12.04 (long term release). However the updater still wants to bring in things such as libreoffice.common.

Is it safe to accept these and do we need to update OpenOffice separately (and if so how)?

Thanks in anticipation of your help.
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Re: Safe re Libre Office updates when running OpenOffice?

Postby RoryOF » Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:39 pm

I've used Synaptic to remove libreoffice-core; I then installed Apache OpenOffice 3.4.1 from the downloaded file from and _never_ had any problem with System Updates trying to reinstall LibreOffice on any of my Ubuntu computers.

On my Fuduntu system I had to enter a line in yum.conf to bar any updates - details in
(note: this installation method needed a bit of fine tuning where I had to rewrite some of the command lines to sort out paths and break multiple commands up into single commands).
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Re: Safe re LibreOffice updates when running OpenOffice?

Postby kingfisher » Fri Mar 01, 2013 1:37 am

You cannot (or at least should not) update AOO with LO updates; they are different software packages.
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Re: Safe re LibreOffice updates when running OpenOffice?

Postby Hagar Delest » Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:47 am

+1. Just removes all the LibreOffice packages with Synaptic.
NB: if you want to install LO in parallel with AOO, use the deb packages from their respective websites.

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